acknowledgments page image We are indebted to Art and Rene Kimura, whose program of space-themed family science nights serves as our model. We also wish to acknowledge the numerous school coordinators, teachers, and other volunteers who make it possible to offer this program.

Ocean FEST is based on the research of the Center for Microbial Oceanography: Research and Education (C-MORE) and the Hawai‘i Institute of Marine Biology (HIMB). Both of these organizations are based at the School of Ocean and Earth Science and Technology (SOEST) at the University of Hawai‘i at Mānoa.

Program funding is provided by National Science Foundation (NSF) Award #0914317 (Barbara Bruno, PI). We would also like to acknowledge the grants that provide salary support for Barbara Bruno (C-MORE; NSF/OIA #0424599), Michelle Hsia (Ocean FEST; NSF/GEO #0914317), and Carlie Wiener (COSEE Island Earth; NSF/OCE#1039352).

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